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of pearl harbor. reaction continues this morning over yesterday's resignation announcement of jim demint. the approach and fiscal clift deadline continues to loom over congress and the white house. that is where we want to begin. is it ok for leaders to compromise, or should they stick to their principles and would it be ok if doing so sent us over the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media websites. a very good morning to you. i want to begin with the question of compromise or sticking to principle. this is a question a gallup organization asked in a recent poll. it found 62% of americans would like to see the federal government leaders compromise on an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff budget measures set to go into effect next month. more than twice the 25% who want leaders to stick to their principles. a majority of all party groups favor compromise. here is the breakdown from the gallup organization. 71% of democrats say they want a compromise bursa's 21% who say the party should stick to their principles. amon
. >>> to our political war room now. south carolina republican senator jim demint stealing the spotlight this week with his sudden resignation, sparking a lot of speculation about who might replace him. so who will it be and what will demin's departure mean for the gop? and it might not be the only shake-up within the republican party as rnc chairman reis up f e election as well. alex fini and caton dawson, as well. former chairman of the south carolina republican party, former adviser to the rick perry campaign. good to have you both on this saturday afternoon. before we get to the discussion, let me go ahead and address the big elephant in the room, kate dawson. you told reporters at the hill that you would be open to filling the seat that's being left vacant by senator jim demint. has the governor approached you? has she called you? >> craig, i put your name in the hat this morning. i remember when you carried a camera all over south carolina on your shoulder. you along with 1.2 million other people have asked for that job. governor hailey is going to make a solid pick. it's her choic
political corruption. >>> republican senator jim demint is stepping down at the end of the year to head the conservative think tank the heritage foundation. his announcement surprised many colleagues, including senior senator lindsey graham. he never saw demint's resignation coming. >>> perhaps stephen colbert has his eye on demint's senate seat. a stephen colbert for senate twitter account popped up shortly after demint's announ announcement yesterday. the first tweet was reporting for duty, south carolina. the twitter handle has 1,500 followers. colbert was raised in charleston, south carolina. the state's governor will name demint's successor, but a special election will be held in 2014 for the seat. i think, if he actually ran for that seat, he'd have a good chance of winning some votes. >> it's hard to know if he's serious or if it's a joke. >> i don't know. he's got a pretty good gig going. >>> we're coming up on 5:21 now. time to get a check of weather and traffic on the ones. you're going to need the coat and also the umbrella. >> many good morning. >>> it's finally here, everyb
:46. south carolina's governor will decide who will replace jim demint in the senate. the republican stunned his colleagues yesterday by announcing he's stepping down to head the conservative think tank, the heritage foundation. even his colleague from south carolina was surprised. senator lindsey graham says he never saw demint's resignation coming. demint has been one of the most vocal leaders of the tea party movement. >>> perhaps stephen colbert has his eyes on the senate seat. a colbert for senate twitter account popped up. the first tweet, ready for duty, south carolina. colbert was raised in charleston, south carolina. >>> new today, the white house just announced vice president joe biden will reach out to some people who could be hurt the most if we plunge off the fiscal cliff. he'll have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress and budget by the end of the year. the white house has highlighted several middle l class famili familiar -- families' struggles in making a case for the deal. >>> cnbc's kayla is live with that and more. good mor
at the process and say, where are we today? what's possible? >> but isn't it a lot easier to do what jim demint did? and that's what i did when i was in congress. >> i think that actually helps boehner. >> why does it help painer? >> because he's drawn a line in the sand for the fiscal conservatives. and it communicates to both the white house and boehner, here's how far you can go. the other side of that is is the proposal that was offered to the president had all these signatures of all the leadership plus paul ryan coming back. so what boehner's done is said here's, we're as a team including paul ryan, suggesting this. what you have is some firming up on the conservative side, which i think says boehner, this is probably about as far as you can go. >> right. exactly. and so since joe said, so what is the outcome? what is your -- a compromise, you want to get a deal done, what do you think is possible here as a final tactic? >> i think you could create a -- what i would recommend doing is create a small package that shows the debt markets, not the american people, the debt markets that we're
jim demint is resigning from the senate to take the helm of the conservative think tank, the heritage foundation, effective january 1. his office said that the 61-year-old republican first elected to the senate in 2004, again, will take that position january 1. south carolina republican governor gets to appoint his successor to the senate. the news again, jim demint resigning from the senate to head the heritage foundation. a look at our program schedule, our live coverage today here on c-span. the foundation for defense of democracies is hosting a day-long forum today called dictators and dissidents, focusing on foreign policy issues confronting the u.s. we'll pick up live coverage of the event at 1:30 this afternoon with remarks from incoming house foreign affairs committee chairman ed roadways and -- royce and bob kasey. they'll be discussing the war in syria and tensions in iran later today and look at the arab spring and nonproliferation risks and remarks from senators. that gets under way at 1:30. president obama and the first family will participate this evening in the annual l
of their most outspoken voices on fiscal issues. two-term south carolina senator jim demint announced that he will resign in january. to become the next president of the heritage foundation-- a conservative washington think tank. in a statement, demint said, a tea party favorite, demint had blasted the house republicans' proposal to raise revenue earlier in the week. south carolina's other senator lindsey graham lamented the loss of his colleague and friend. >> he really did strongly and passionately advocate for his position and did it very effectively, jim made the republican party quite frankly look inward and do some self evaluation, conservatism is an asset not a liability. >> woodruff: the other side of capitol hill was largely quiet today, with the house not in session, and most members gone home for the weekend's recess. >> brown: still to come on the "newshour": egypt's political turmoil; trims to social programs to solve the fiscal crisis; sea level rise in a virginia city; diplomatic movement on syria and a path to high school graduation. but first, the other news of the day. here'
to burden them with the potential $2,000 a year hike in taxes. meanwhile, republican senator jim demint of south carolina among all -- in the midst of all the fiscal cliff talks and the pressure that's mounting here on capitol hill, well, the senator resigned the senate yesterday. he said he's going to head a conservative think tank claiming he can do more there than he can do here in congress. we'll have another report in a half-hour. back to you. >> delia goncalves with that june date from capitol hill. >>> local lawmakers are talking to 9news about the fiscal cliff. maryland senator democrat ben cardin says with the government already cutting a trillion dollars, the republicans need to give on revenue tax hikes for higher income earners. when derek mcginty asked senator cardin if he'd stay locked in a negotiating room over the holidays, he said absolutely. >> we can't allow us to go off the fiscal cliff. it would be disastrous for our economy. it would be a self-inflicted wound. we've got to get it double. woaf' -- done. we've got to compromised. yes, i think we should stay in a lock
was used on media ads. >>> one of the senate's most outspoken conservatives jim demint is stepping down. he's giving up his senate seat to run the conservative heritage foundation. deminute has been an influential member of the tea party movement. his announcement could have repercussions not only in the senate but in republican primaries across the country. >>> egyptian president mohamed morsi is not backing down. demonstrators continue to protest his decision to declare his laws above judicial review. morsi addressed the nation thursday and refused to delay a referendum on the country's new constitution set for next week. >>> the united states is closely monitoring the syrian army. defense secretary leon panetta says intelligence reports showed syrian military could be preparing chemical weapons to use against its own people. the united states has been reluctant to use military force to depose president assad and is still trying to find a diplomatic resolution to the fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton met with her russian counterpart thursday to discuss the matter. russia remain
. >>> new today, a republican u.s. senator is leaving his seat. south carolina senator jim demint is resigning to become president of the heritage foundation. the 61-year-old was elected to the senate back in 2004. republican governor, nikki haley will appoint his successor. plunging off the fiscal cliff would mean higher taxes for everyone. today, president obama hopes to highlight the impact of the reality when he visits the home of a northern virginia family this afternoon. at the same time, members of the congress are getting out of town. tracie potts has more on the stalling fiscal cliff talks. >> reporter: lawmakers getting out of washington today while they can. >> eric cantor, house republicans talk about forcing members to be in town through the christmas holiday if a deal is not done before then. >> leave us alone! >> reporter: these are some of the frustrated constituents they will face on what can happen if social security jobs are cut. >> it's going to be backlogged and disability is going to skyrocket. processing time is going to skyrocket. lines out the door in our
of the conservative movement and a tea party favorite is stepping down from congress. south carolina senator jim demint is stepping down. he's decided to do so at a time when the movement needs strong leadership. republican south carolina governor will select a replacement for that seat. she will not appoint herself. >>> police arrested a school aide of inappropriately touching three students. it happened at the maryland school for the deaf at columbia campus in howard county. 37-year-old clarence taylor is fising three counts of child sex abuse now. the girls say taylor touched them several times when he worked an evening shift as a dormitory aide between 2008 and 2010. the girls were 10 to 13 years old at the time. police say there could be more victims. the school has suspended taylor. >>> still ahead on news4 at 5:00, they are awaiting the first family down on the ellipse for the lighting of the national christmas tree. they should be getting there any minute now. we will take you there live. doug kammerer is down there. also ahead, traffic backed up for miles on the beltway this morning. what happ
. >>> jim demint called it quits today to run the conservative heritage foundation. demint has been an influential member of the tea party movement. his announcement could have repercussions not only in the senate but in republican primaries across the country. >>> an arrest tonight in the murder of a 14-year-old boy in lewisdale. prince george's county police say they brought jose luis rodriguez nunez into custody shortly after the shooting and tonight he faces second degree murder charges in the death of eliezer benjamin reyes. >>> crazy video out of wheat on where a car smashed into a building this morning on ennalls road. crews had to shut off the gas and a building engineer will have to check things out. it's all standard procedure. the montgomery county fire department is letting us know about that. it doesn't sound like anybody was seriously hurt on this one, but as you can see, it's a bit of a spectacle. >>> coming up license to wed, gay couples in maryland line up to make it legal. >> plus the duchess of cambridge is out of the hospital tonight, an update on her condition.
republican senator jim demint is retiring. he's leaving the senate the beginning of january to become the next president of the heritage foundation. the conservative think tank is located in washington. senator demint is a well known advocate for the middle class and has publicly challenged obamacare and the wall street bailouts. demint's replacement in the senate will be selected by republican south carolina governor nikki haley. >>> hockey fans packed the verizon center tonight but not to cheer on the caps. the hershey bears took on the norfolk ad miles and area business owners are thrill -- admirals and area business orthopedics are just thrilled to see sports -- owners are just thrilled to see sports fans down there again. >> reporter: the verizon center has transformed downtown bring manage businesses and jobs to the area -- bringing many businesses and jobs for the area, but they rely on the customers that the sports bring in. >> obviously those guests who normally would be tipping are not tipping right now with no hockey. >> reporter: at this bar preparations are underway for
. senator jim demint of south carolina today announced that he's resigning effective january 1st. he said he's doing it to become president of the heritage foundation. he said he decided to step down at a time when the movement, he said, needs strong leadership. south carolina governor nikki haley will choose an interim successor for demint's seat. >>> the top lawyer will resign effective december 31st. he shared with authorities the e-mails between general john allen and jill kelly during the david petraeus scandal to the pentagon inspeor general. johnson, the general counsel, said for a while he would leave after the president's first term. he plans to get back into private practice. >>> the fbi wants to move its headquarters off pennsylvania avenue in northwest d.c. and now there's a regional battle over where it will go. d.c., prince george's county, and northern virginia all are making a play for the agency to be headquartered there. news4 has learned that the redskins stadium could be involved. tom sherwd now with more on this. >> jim, the district wants to keep the fbi in town. but co
his own rank and file, including senator jim demint, who represents the tea party caucus in the senate. and this in the washington post -- sticking with the tea party, here is the headline in the washington times -- mike in florida, cocoa beach, democratic caller. caller: good morning. thank you guys for c-span and for washington journal. that is the program that gave me the capacity to listen to an opinion that is maybe 180 degrees opposite of what i think. what i'm calling about is we all want to have a strong country. we all want to solve our fiscal problems, but nobody is talking about the military. i lived on a military base four years. waste is rampant. i lived 3 miles from one today. they put new windows and doors in the house and a new roof and then they tear it down in three years. i've walked them -- now they are building a deck outside their officers' club on the ocean. so much waste is going on with the military. we all want to have a strong country, but what is wrong with changing the accounting principles of our military? they use a budgetary accounting system. that does
republicans stand for. south carolina senator jim demint went so far as to call on supporters of his senate conservative fund to call senate republicans and ask them to oppose what he's calling the boehner tax hike. the looming question for republicans what may be willing to compromise is what's your bottom line? the fallback position that is most likely at this point may turn out to be extending the middle class tax cuts through the end of the year and then continuing this fight in the run-up the need to raise the debt ceiling the end of january or early february. just what we need for it to drag on even longer. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going to help you fund your health care. really? i wanna be able to have those conversations. not just to be confrontational, but to understand wha
the board. a surprise announcement of senator jim demint who will be leaving the senate after nearly two terms. this is from friday politico. just as on the conference but still, arizona on the independent line. i wanted to call and regarding obama's priorities. i think it should be related to pregnancy. there are too many children being bored. too many do not have the resources. host: ok. we will leave it there. robert is on the phone. caller: the blacks and mexicans stick together and vote as a block. as a minority party, the blacks and mexicans to vote as a block. host: from our twitter page. the outlook section of "the washington post." a look at their styles and approaches to the job. also, a piece on hillary clinton. president truman's oldest grandson, who was the first truman to travel to japan. tonight on c-span 3, a look at hiroshima. a talk with his trip and what he learned it. learned through his words teacher made that his grandfather went through and now he went through in hiroshige of. 6:00 for those on the west coast on c-span 3. here is a preview. [video clip] >> i tried
also put our heads together a lot and think about things. i love jim demint's courage, where he stands, where he thinks we need to go. i don't always agree with him as but he will go down in history trying to redirect us towards our limited government. he has a lot of courage that way. i have admiration for a lot of different aspect of a lot of different people in the senate. just like they see my negative qualities and positive qualities but the assumption is that on those i mentioned are thinking long term, not short-term. there's a real problem for us in the senate. we need to think about what the outcomes are ten years from now, not about our political careers. >> host: in breach of trust you what goes through the 1997 coup attempt against newt gingrich. you mentioned some friends over there 5 -- >> guest: soo is a wonderful lady who is leaving congress, just a stellar individual who knows what she believes, willing to stand on principle. great service. john k. sec was fun to deal with, really interesting. one i was serving with him his wife was pregnant with twins. i did get the u
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